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Amstel Bock | Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

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Amstel Brouwerij B. V.

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Has changed names a number of times in the past:
1983 - Amstel Bockbier
1996 - Amstel Herfstbock
2003 - Amstel Bock

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2004

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark ruby with an unimpressive head of foam. The surface is defenceless within a minute. Smell of caramel, banana, malt and hops. These flavours continue in the taste, a nice bittersweet balance. Taste can be a bit watery though, just as the mouth feel. If you're looking for a fine example of a mass produced dutch herfstbok, you're better off with the Bavaria bok. This one is still not a bad choice though.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

rubin red clear body, little carbonation, beige fine bubbled head
smell is clean of caramel malt, little alcoholic
taste is caramel too with balancing bitterness. not sweet at all
medium to low body, a bit coating on the palate like sirup
classic and quite enjoyable Dutch bockbier. Drunk on a windy rainy and sunny classic Dutch fall day after a walk outside. Cannot remember that I have enjoyed a classic Dutch bockbier ever before this much.
And it is dead cheap!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at Oud Holland, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A: The beer is clear dark yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a foamy white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Aromas of dark malts are present in the nose along with some hints of sweetness and caramel.
T: The taste is similar to the smell with initial flavors of malty sweetness and then notes of smoked malts towards the finish. There is just enough bitterness to prevent the sweetness from becoming cloying.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer feels a little lighter compared to other bock beers but this makes it relatively easy to drink without being too filling. I liked the notes of smoke in the finish because these kept the taste from being one dimensional.

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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